How do I migrate a time machine backup that is just stored on another mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nozebleed, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. nozebleed macrumors 6502

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    Heres the problem im having, I dont know if its possible to do what im trying to do. I recently sold my mini and my ministack, but before i did i took the last 4 time machine backups. I stored this image on my gf's imac, in hopes that when i got my new macbook i could restore everything i had on the mini onto the macbook. So, on her computer, i have xxxxx.sparseimage, i enabled sharing on her computer through a local network, and shared it. When i get on the network, i can drag the file to the desktop, go in and see all my stuff. Ive tried everything through the network to try and migrate it, with migration tool, but it'll just start migrating her computer. i have another external HDD, am i going to have to format it and move the backup to it, then from it to my macbook? can i get a bridged usb-usb cable and just yank it off her computer? does anyone know what im talking about? lol
     
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